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entanglement

noun uk   /ɪnˈtæŋ.ɡl̩.mənt/ us  
[C] a situation or relationship that you are involved in and that is difficult to escape from: The book describes the complex emotional and sexual entanglements between the members of the group.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willMarriage, cohabitation and other relationships [C usually plural] UK specialized military a fence made of wire with sharp points on it, intended to make it difficult for enemy soldiers to go across an area of landFortifications
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